WMNGI: Managing Cisco Wireless LANs

WMNGI v1.2 (Managing Cisco Wireless LANs) Training is a four-day instructor-led course designed to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot Cisco Unified Wireless Network devices using Cisco Prime NCS.

This course is designed to prepare students to use the Cisco Unified Wireless Network management products and applications to configure, administer, manage, troubleshoot, and optimize the network. In this Cisco wireless training course, students will learn to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot Cisco Unified Wireless Network devices using Cisco Prime NCS and to configure, administer, manage, and troubleshoot guest access and mobility services. Students will learn how to integrate Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) with Cisco NCS, and after a quick overview of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network management products and applications, students will learn how to install high availability and firewall support for Cisco NCS. Students will discover how to give users the appropriate permissions and restrictions for using Cisco NCS, and investigate how to use Cisco NCS to configure components and services for your network. Fundamental precepts include a general network management experience, basic understanding of RF and networking principles, and an understanding of Cisco Lifecycle Services.

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


  • Knowledge of basic networking principles
  • Basic knowledge about Radio Frequency (RF)
  • General network management experience
  • Knowledge of Cisco Lifecycle Services
  • Basic Microsoft Windows, Windows networking and Internet browser navigation skills
  • CUWN - Cisco Unified Wireless Networking

Course Content

After completing this course, students should be able to:
  • Use Cisco Unified Wireless Network management components to resolve today's network management challenges.
  • Configure the NCS.
  • Configure components through the Configure tab and templates.
  • Configure the guest access feature set.
  • Integrate the Cisco Prime NCS and the Mobility Services Engine (MSE) to provide Channel Associated Signaling (CAS) and track mobile clients.
  • Troubleshooting methodology and the various tools available to gather and assess system data to isolate various common NCS failures.
  • Monitor wired devices, Cisco ISE, wireless controllers, access points (APs), rogue APs, ad hoc events and clients.
  • Understand CleanAir heat maps, charts and reports.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Cisco Unified Wireless Network Management Solutions

  • Lifecycle Management
  • Cisco Prime NCS
  • Cisco MSE
  • Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) and Cisco ISE

Lesson 2: Network Management System Configuration

  • Configuring High Availability and Firewall Rules for the NCS
  • Managing Administrative Users
  • Navigating NCS
  • Using the Maps Tool
  • Using the Planning Tool

Lesson 3: Component Configuration through the NCS

  • Configuring Components through the NCS Configuration Tab
  • Working with Controller and Switch Location Templates
  • Working with AP Configuration and Migration Templates
  • Setting Up Auto-Provisioning and Scheduling Configuration Tasks

Lesson 4: Guest Access

  • Defining Guest Access Methods
  • Configuring Guest Access Features through the NCS

Lesson 5: Mobility Services

  • Configuring and Integrating the MSE
  • Configuring and Tuning Context-Aware Services
  • Tracking Mobile Clients
  • Supporting Context-Aware Services
  • Troubleshooting Context-Aware Services
  • Configuring Adaptive Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Lesson 6: NCS Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tasks

  • Performing Maintenance Operations
  • Troubleshooting NCS Operation Issues

Lesson 7: Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Network
  • Managing Network Performance


  • Lab 1: Adding Users
  • Lab 2: Customizing a Home Page
  • Lab 3: Using the Map Tool
  • Lab 4: Using the NCS Planning Tool
  • Lab 5: Adding and Configuring Controllers and APs Using Templates
  • Lab 6: Configuring Guest Access via NCS
  • Lab 7: Configuring Context-Aware Services
  • Lab 8: Using Context-Aware Services
  • Lab 9: Troubleshooting NCS Operational Issues
  • Lab 10: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Controllers, APs and Rogue APs
  • Lab 11: Reports